17th Sep 2005, 16:42
A man hijacked (stole) a small plane from the airport in Auckland NZ and theatened to hit buildings down-town with it.
Chased by a police helicopter he directed the plane out to the sea, where he eventually crashed.
Anybody anything more on that ??
big fraidy cat
17th Sep 2005, 17:06
A bit more on this link. He is alive and with moderate injuries.
18th Sep 2005, 05:03
I think the use of the word hijacked in this case is very misleading seeing as no other person was involved in the aircraft.
18th Sep 2005, 06:52
I think Hijack can in fact be used!
verb hijacked, hijacking
1. To take control of a vehicle, especially an aircraft, and force it to go to an unscheduled destination, often taking any passengers present as hostages.
Thesaurus: steal, commandeer, expropriate, kidnap, privateer, pirate, capture, seize, skyjack (slang), snatch
2. To stop and rob (a vehicle).
3. To steal (goods) in transit.
19th Sep 2005, 03:49
There's more on this episode at:
Small A/C Threatens Sky Tower (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=190410&perpage=15&pagenumber=1)